Maryanne Ito "Waking Up" CD
Maryanne Ito is an independent artist from Honolulu, Hawaii, born of Samoan/Japanese ancestry. The soul singer/songwriter/performer has been likened to Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, combining a soulful-jazz style with R&B and Hip Hop elements.
She is a 2015 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner in Hawaii for Best R&B Album as well as a Vodafone Pacific Music Award Winner in New Zealand for the “Peoples Choice” Best International Artist.
Her debut album “Waking Up” reached No.4 in the Official UK Soul Chart after only 6 weeks.
A mother of two, Maryanne writes daily and loves to perform live with a full band and in intimate acoustic settings.
She collaborated with Jemere Morgan (from Morgan Heritage) on the popular single “How I Feel” to give it a nice reggae edge. Maryanne continues to captivate listeners with her vocal talent, her adept play on words and her raw emotion that has converted first-time listeners into loyal fans.
Her first international tour was in European and hosted by Musiconnex UK where she performed with Hollands premier acid-jazz band Tristan at world class venues such as Jazz Cafe London & Bizz’ Art in Paris, Sugar Factory in Amsterdam and more.
Ito is currently back in the studio, working on her 2nd album.
Produced by Astatine Collective
Executive Producer DJ Bennie James